EVRAZ NTMK: 1,500 Workers Take Part in Civil Defense Drills

5 October 2016 (12:50)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 5, 2016. Some 1,500 employees of EVRAZ Holding’s Nizhniy Tagil Integrated Metallurgical Works (NTMK) took part in civil defense and emergency drills recently, EVRAZ Holding Ural’s press office reports.

The drills took two days to complete and involved several of EVRAZ NTMK departments. On the first day, the trainees had to deal with a simulated emergency at a power station’s boiler plant: the roof ‘got partially destroyed’ and a natural gas pipeline ‘had a gap in it’. On the second day, the task was to handle emergencies at the blast-furnace department and test the functions of the evacuation unit at the plant’s Rail Transport Department. Also, the paramedical team from the Coke & By-Product Process Department practiced their first-aid skills on the ‘patients’ arriving from the simulated chemical contamination area.

Around ten vehicles were used for rescue operations, with all the key rescue teams arriving at the scene of the accidents, including firefighters, the medical unit team, the gas rescue team, job safety and civil defense experts, and Security Department representatives. An ad hoc committee comprising EVRAZ NTMK management and city council officials supervised their actions. The committee evaluated the plant workers’ skills and efforts very highly.

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